The wear blue Gold Star Race Program

The family members who have sacrificed all in service to our nation deserve the opportunity to not only heal, but thrive after losing their loved ones. wear blue emboldens Gold Star family members in the healing process through running. The Gold Star Race Program provides these Gold Star family members marathon selection and access, as well as the virtual training and support necessary to complete a wear blue endurance running event.  Each program recipient will receive one personalized wear blue shirt, one pair of running shoes, one marathon race entry, airfare to race, lodging for race, training plan for race, access to a certified running coach, and support throughout the training and race experience. The athlete’s fallen service member will be uniquely honored on the tribute wear blue Mile.

2019 GOLD STAR RACE registrations

Rock'n'Roll Seattle
9 June 2019, Seattle, WA

Ten Gold Star athletes will be selected to participate in our 2019 Rock'n'Roll Seattle Gold Star Race Program.

Marine Corps Marathon
27 October 2019, Washington, DC

What is the goal of the Gold Star Race Program?

Family members who have sacrificed all in military service to our nation deserve the opportunity to heal and thrive. wear blue is a testament to the amazing healing power that running as a community can provide.

The goal of the Gold Star Race Program is to support, through the power of the run, the journeys of Gold Star family members.  We seek to help the athletes tap further into their abundant reservoirs of courage, determination and hope.  We support them as a running community and we honor equally both them and their lost loved ones.

Who is eligible for the program?

Any Gold Star family member who has lost a loved one while in service to the U.S. military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) can apply for the program.  We adhere to the federal regulatory definition of a Gold Star family member, which is limited to parents, spouses, siblings, and children of fallen service members.   

wear blue: run to remember  thanks our amazing partners for their incredible generosity to make the Gold Star Race Program a reality.

Application to the Gold Star Race Program is open to spouses, parents, children, and siblings of those who have died while in service of the United States military.